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Alikay Twist Out

Hey lovelies!

Last month I had the pleasure of shopping the curlBOX office at their holiday party. Two of the products I snatched up were these products from the Aalikay Naturals line

  
I had never tried this brand before so I was excited to have them gifted to me.

This weekend I decided to give them both a try. I used the Honey And Sage Deep Conditioner to both cleanse and condition my hair. 

  
Let me just say, this stuff right here is amazing! The thing that really won me over with this product is that when I was done and my hair was soaking wet, I went to squeeze my hair of the excess water and there was nothing, NOTHING!! My hair had soaked up all of the water! Talk about moisture retention! I have never had a product allow my hair to do that.

Once my hair was clean and conditioned I applied the Moisture Rich Hair Parfait to set my twist out and hopefully seal in all that water.

  
This product is nice and thick! I applied it to all of my hair and twisted it

  
In the morning my hair was FULL of moisture, and the definition was everything!

   
  I have no idea what took me so long to try this product line, but I will definitely be trying more.
That’s it for now.

XOXO,

~TJ

September curlBOX Product Review

Hi luvs!

After wearing my mini twists for about a month I was finally able to try out my September curlBOX products. The box included 10-in-1 Renewal products by Shea Moisture. 

  
I’ve almost never met a product by this brand that I didn’t like so I was really excited to try them out. Here are the results

   
 
To check out my review on these products click here.

Quenching Coconut Curls

Hi beauties!

Today I want to talk about a product line I recently tried by OGX Beauty. Last month this great brand sent me several products and one of the lines was the Quenching Coconut Curls line. The shear name got me excited and so naturally these were the first of the products I decided to try out.



I was a little reluctant to try the shampoo just because well, I don’t do shampoo! I’m a cowash girl. Shampoos despite how rich they are in other ingredients tend to make my hair feel really dry (especially if the have sulfate in them.) This shampoo, while rich in some great ingredients like coconut oil and citrus oils does also include sulfate. But, I gave it a try.

Surprisingly my hair was pretty soft after shampooing! It wasn’t the feel I get from cowashing but much better than a typical shampoo. I followed up with the conditioner which I loved! Really good stuff. But what really did it for me was this stuff right here



AMAZING!! I twisted my hair using the curling hair butter and the twist out was life!





I will definitely be using these products again, especially  the curling hair butter. Yasss! 



My Tried & True 

Way back when, before the days of cost efficient product sampling with FULL SIZE products from my curlBOX subscription there was one brand I knew I could always count on.   Cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing, no matter what I needed to do to my hair this brand had a product I could use to accomplish it effectively and at some of the most cost efficient prices in the market. No matter how many products I try this brand will always be a part of my product collection. Cantu, my tried and true.

Last night I used some great products from this brand to co-wash, condition and set my hair for a braid out.



After cleansing my hair with the co-wash I applied my all time favorite leave-in conditioner. This stuff  has never failed me on delivering excellent moisture to my hair.



After letting the conditioner sit for about an hour I followed this up with their curling creme and prepped my hair for a braid out. 



A braid out prepped with any other product I would probably put a little oil on my hands to help with moisture as I unravel the braids. Using Cantu products that step is totally unnecessary. Check out how juicy my hair is!



It is full of moisture and the definition is beautiful! of course I couldn’t just leave my hair like that, I had to put it up. So….here’s the creation for today. 





All of this awesomeness compliments of Cantu Beauty Products, my tried and true! 

A Surprisingly Amazing Combination

Seriously, who would think to combine Dove and Dark and Lovely products? curlBOX of course! So, this morning I decided to take these two new products I got from my February curlBOX for a test drive. The results were like POW!

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The Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum really served as a great moisturizer. I almost always work with dry stretched hair, and this product did a great job giving my hair some moisture before I started styling.

As for the Dark and Lovely Defining Gel and Moisture Butter, well, let me just pause so I can collect myself to say…A-MAZING! I absolutely love the texture of this stuff. It really is the perfect blend of Gel and Butter. I can definitely tell that this will be a great product for twist and braid out definition, or even rod sets! My hair is so silky with this product. Love love.

The style is a total of three flat twists meticulously placed to form this great shape. I’ll do a recap of this week’s styles but I can already tell you that this is my favorite look of the week.

Here are a few more pics.

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